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13 press releases from August 2012

24 August 2012

Revised GDP figures - PwC response

In response to revised GDP figures released this morning, Andrew Sentance , senior economic adviser, PwC, said: "If we allow for the extra Jubilee holiday,...

14 August 2012

Mega deals boost power and renewable deals total

Appetite for quality assets, investment challenges and repositioning are driving sales The future gas transmission market moving towards smaller number of larger operators, backed by...

Mega deals boost power and renewable deals total

Appetite for quality assets, investment challenges and repositioning are driving sales The future gas transmission market moving towards smaller number of larger operators, backed by...

13 August 2012

Applications to PwC A Level schemes five times higher since start of recession

Interest in school leaver entry schemes at professional services firm PwC has risen to five times the levels experienced pre-recession, as school and college leavers...

PwC predicts a potential 20% bounce back in bank valuations over 1-2 years as investor confidence returns and the cost of equity subsides

Banking industry reforms and weak growth will keep bank equity returns at around 10%, but reduced equity costs and renewed investor confidence could allow a...

10 August 2012

Housing could offer reasonable long term returns despite short term weakness

According to new analysis by PwC, investment in housing could offer a projected real return (including net rental income) of around 3% per annum over...

08 August 2012

DECC to provide £7m loan to The Green Deal Finance Company to prepare for Green Deal launch

The Green Deal Finance Company Limited has secured a £7m loan from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to establish a loans administration...

PwC comment on Bank of England inflation report

In response to today's Bank of England quarterly inflation report, John Hawksworth, PwC's chief economist, commented: "As expected, the Bank of England has revised down...

07 August 2012

Hospitality and Leisure continues to be one of the worst affected sectors

According to the latest PwC analysis of corporate insolvency numbers, Hospitality and Leisure (H&L) continues to be one of the worst affected sectors. In total,...

06 August 2012

London half year hotel performance update

London hotel trading for the six months to June painted a mixed picture, with an ADR gain of 1.8% (to £154) compared to the same...

03 August 2012

PwC: Personal insolvencies down by 10.2% on the same time last year

Figures released today for the second quarter of 2012 by the Government's Insolvency Service reveal that overall levels of personal insolvency in England and Wales...

PwC: Corporate insolvencies drop, but smaller companies still at risk

PwC analysis of today’s national corporate insolvency statistics found that 5,313 companies entered insolvency in the second quarter of 2012. This is a decrease of...

01 August 2012

PwC comments on Nationwide house price data and the Markit/CIPS PMI manufacturing index

In response to today's Nationwide House Price Index and the Markit/CIPS Manufacturing PMI, John Hawksworth, PwC's chief economist, commented: "Average UK house prices fell by...
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